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Reel News | Discovering Leicester’s Radical Past | The Wind That Shakes The Barley

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DVD out now £6 Powerplay Production has launched a monthly DVD chronicling radical movements.
Issue 2025
Aki from Fun-Da-Mental
Aki from Fun-Da-Mental

Reel News
DVD out now £6

Powerplay Production has launched a monthly DVD chronicling radical movements.

The first issue of Reel News includes footage of the Time To Go

anti-war demonstration in Manchester in September and an interview with Aki of hip-hop act Fun-Da-Mental.

An asylum seeker who fled Iraq tells his story, climate change is examined and photographer Guy Smallman discusses his visit to Lebanon during the recent conflict.

The next issue will be out in November. To order DVDs, or to offer footage for the next issue, e-mail [email protected] or phone 07779 109 628.


Discovering Leicester’s Radical Past 1848-1939
Record Office, Wigston, Leicester
Until Thu 16 Nov Free

This new exhibition includes photographs, posters, handbills and other objects to chart the progress of a variety of radical movements.

These include the 470 unemployed who went on the hunger march to London in 1905, the three days of “Bastille” riots in 1848 against the Poor Laws and peace campaigners in the First World War.

There are posters for meetings with Chartist leader Fergus O’Connor, artist and socialist William Morris and women’s rights campaigner Sylvia Pankhurst. All the movement’s diversity is represented here.

Mike Thompson


The Wind That Shakes The Barley
Directed by Ken Loach
DVD out now

Britain’s right wing press hysterically attacked Ken Loach’s Palme d’Or winning film about the Irish struggle for freedom.

There’s no better recommendation than that. The film begins in 1920 and follows the popular resistance to the British occupation.

Make sure you buy or hire this powerful film by Britain’s greatest director.

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